The Acupunturelief project
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

The Acupunturelief project

Band Room // $25 Adult // $20 Concession

An afternoon of being serenaded by the finest feel-good folks featuring:

Brent Hayhurst - "With impressive lyrical depth and a turn of phrase so quick you just might spill your stubby, Hayhurst sings of drunken romantic debauchery, political apathy and his creaky old family home in Melbourne’s rural/urban fringe." Triple J unearthed

Daniel Douglas - This Melbourne born singer songwriter will take you journeying with his angelic voice and dexterous finger picking grooves, singing of socially conscious themes and spirituality, before gently taking you home to humanity again.

Water for the Well - A pair of musicians who stumbled into each other’s musical arms through a mutual crazy love of bluegrass and the banjo. Somewhere between folk and bluegrass, the feel of a stream rolling gently over rocks is often followed by infectious driving numbers filled with cheek, all engulfed by Jason’s sassy banjo and Freya’s distinctively elegant voice.

And MC’ed by theatre-maker extraordinaire Dave Barclay.

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Kim Yang
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Kim Yang

Free // Front Bar

Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter Kim Yang is leaving her hometown of Canberra and inviting you to a heartfelt concert at the Front Bar of Wesley Anne to celebrate the release of Yang’s debut EP Ocean of Mind.

Inspired by female vocalists like Kina Grannis, First Aid Kit, and Eva Cassidy, Kim Yang’s soothing instrumental fingerpicking meets ethereal vocals that is spellbinding. Her songs speak from her experiences as a partner, a daughter, a traveller and an insecure soulmate, stories balancing delicately between vulnerability and power.

Since developing a passion for music at an early age, Kim has shared her voice everywhere from intimate bookshops to national television. Driven by a desire to share her stories with the world, Kim picked up her ukulele and started writing songs. She stepped out of her bedroom and into the streets, markets and cafes of Canberra. Since then she has collaborated with renowned local artists and played at major venues in Canberra, around Australia and overseas. Most recently, Kim played her first festival gig at the 2019 National Folk Festival and released her debut EP Ocean of Mind in May 2019.

'Holy crap your voice is AMAZING - spellbinding even. You had me from the first melody and kept me enthralled all the way through to the end.' - Nkechi Anele (Triple J)

‘Kim Yang is an outstanding singer/songwriter who bridges cultures with songs about her experiences in both Taiwan and Australia. Kim made her first appearance at the National Folk Festival in 2019 exciting and engaging audiences with her fresh and honest style. I’m sure this will be the first of many.' - Pam Merrigan (Artistic Director, National Folk Festival)

Website // Youtube // Spotify // Bandcamp

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Gordan Holland
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Gordan Holland

Band Room // $10

This grand final eve-eve get down to the Wesley Anne in Northcote for a cozy night of tunes and good vibes! To help you celebrate the long weekend is Gordon Holland, fresh off a run of well-received shows around Melbourne showcasing his debut single 'Melbourne Bitter' described as "a personal and bittersweet ode to the plight of a struggling musician" (Global Texan Chronicles) Recorded in L.A. with Luke Tierney with lead played on a guitar owned by Chris Shiflett from Foo Fighters.

Joining him is the duo Johnny & Michael, made up of Johnny Moretti from the band Pretty City, taking his focus to the mic with good friend Michael Baini from The Sand Dollars putting their love of reverb-drenched 60s and dulcet jazz crooners to classic and modern songs, the duo will be swooning you through a set of songs of love and heartbreak, leaving you clenching at your chest all night. Entry is just $10!

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Stella Anning Trio
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Stella Anning Trio

Free // Front Bar

Stella Anning (Guitarist) will be performing with her new jazz/rock/blues trio SAT with Claire Cross (Bassist) and Alex Roper (Drummer) performing Anning’s original compositions inspired by all things guitar. Influenced by bands such as Kruangbin, The Alcohotlicks and John Mayer, the trio will play a set of jazz with a twist.

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The Djangologists
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Djangologists

Front Bar // Free

he Djangologists were formed in 2014 by Chris Higgins and Hamish Reid. They are a quintet that performs music inspired by Django Reinhardt while adding heir own twist! (clarinet/saxophone, trombone, 2x guitar, double bass).

The band have performed throughout NSW and interstate, supporting some of the best local acts including Cameron Jones, Gadjo Guitars and The Gypsy Jazz Project (ACT). They have also appeared at several festivals including the Manly Jazz Festival, Newcastle Jazz Festival and The Entrance Winter Blues & Jazz Festival.

The Djangologists have had recordings played on Eastside Radio and Fine Music. They have performed live for The Gypsy Hot Club program hosted by Justine D’odd on Eastside Radio and in 2019 Fine Music will broadcast a live set on The Australian Jazz Scene program recorded at Johnston Street Jazz by Peter Nelson.

2019 will also see the release of The Djangologists’ debut album! When The Djangologists perform you'll hear blistering fast tunes to velvety ballads and everything in between. They’re always having fun on stage and want the audience to be a part of the experience. Whether you dance, sing or just smile it doesn’t matter!

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Tide
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Tide

Band Room // $15

Surrounded by percussive instruments, very special guests and with his guitar, Tide will present an intimate concert of traditional Brazilian music at Wesley Anne.

There will also be Rasteiro opening the night with Brazilian standards of Bossa Nova, Samba, Baião and more. Nos vemos lá! Tide is a Melbourne based guitarist and vocalist from Brazil.

Tide plays traditional Brazilian jazz music: Samba-Jazz, Baião, Chula, Côco, and Afoxé; genres which have a strong African origin as well as South American Indigenous and European influences. I

nspired by the likes of Brazilian contemporary songwriters Gilberto Gil and João Bosco, Tide has developed a distinctive percussive style, melding fingerstyle and articulate strumming techniques to achieve a dynamic, delicate and varied sound.

The result is an organic and authentic style of traditional Brazilian music.

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The Northern Folk Presents: Songwriter’s Session
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Northern Folk Presents: Songwriter’s Session

Bandroom // $15

The Northern Folk are excited to present a night of intimate stories and songs by the six songwriters who make up over half of the enigmatic Albury-born collective. After releasing their third full length album ‘Watermark’ earlier in the year, The Northern Folk has taken a six-month hiatus to focus on life, birth, work and music outside of the all encompassing 10-piece.

The resulting time has seen an explosion of creative output from lead singers Paul Dyason and Georgie Currie, as well as individual and band projects from Renn Picard, Jayden Michael Dunne, James Eggleston and Well Into Winter.

Join them for a night of stirring and soulful songs performed in the round at Northcote’s iconic and intimate Wesley Anne.

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Molly Tuttle & Dee White (USA)
Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

Molly Tuttle & Dee White (USA)

Band Room // $30

For the first ever time in Australia, please welcome award winning flat pickin’ guitar hero, confessional songwriter MOLLY TUTTLE.

Raised in California, now Nashville based, Molly released her debut album, “When You’re Ready” in 2018. Joining her will be Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) discovery from rural Alabama, DEE WHITE.

Dee White makes classic-minded country music for the modern world. This isn't a throwback act. Instead, it's a contemporary, ageless take on country music — one that packs just as strong a punch today as it would've 50 years ago.

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The Good Minus
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Good Minus

Band Room // $10

After months of recording and mixing, The Good Minus are primed to share their debut album with you. The album will be launched at the The Wesley Anne, Northcote on Friday the 11th of October with Anna Cordell supporting.

The band will perform a collection of harmony rich and multi-layered songs. Doors 8pm $10 entry/$20 including album CD. The Good Minus are an all-singing, instrument-swapping power trio. Their songs feature intricate three-part harmonies with a style described as Grizzly Bear reimagining the songs of Elbow.

Melbourne singer Anna Cordell plays tender yet deceptively complex folk music that belies a childhood spent learning the piano, guitar and musical theory. Her voice is rich and warm yet lyrically her music is filled with angst and conflict, an emotional impact heightened by her penchant for the minor key.

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Thomas E Flatman
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Thomas E Flatman

Band Room // $10

Thomas E Flatman has been a part of the Melbourne music scene for the past 10 years, fronting the bands Durbeyfield and Flats and the Friendly Few.

His emotive songwriting and soaring vocals are enhanced on a backdrop of rich arrangements and his lyrics draw on experiences, storytelling and characters from unique facets of his life, including working in professions like mental health recovery centres and teaching.

This October he launches his debut solo album, “Homekeeper” at the Wesley Anne, Friday the 18th, with his band including Antonio Sanciolo and Jane Patterson on strings and Ben Fuller and Mark D’Angelo on keys and guitar. Support comes from the eclectic and engaging Melbourne producer and performer James Milsom.

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Charles Jenkins
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Charles Jenkins

Band Room // $15

Charles Jenkins - When I Was On The Moon - Worldwide Film Premiere

The worldwide premiere of a short film by celebrated film-maker Chris Franklin about the writing, recording and life affirming events leading up to When I Was On The Moon - the stripped back, critically acclaimed 2019 Charles Jenkins album.

A very large smorgasbord of musical performances from across his entire career will follow.

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Sam Buckingham & Hannah Acfield
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Buckingham & Hannah Acfield

After an impressive couple of years since releasing her acclaimed album “The Water” singer, songwriter, poet Sam Buckingham will hit the road solo, in support of her latest single “Real Life”.

“A breath of fresh air” - Music Love

Recorded and filmed live in the stunning Bangalow Uniting Church, Buckingham has been penning songs for her next release and “Real Life” is a sneak peek into the new work. “I’m paying more attention to lyrics than ever before” Buckingham says “These days, I find myself mainly writing songs that speak to my experience of being a woman, just trying to navigate my way through life. ‘Real Life’ is deeply personal, but when I shared a rough demo of it online so many women wrote to me saying that they could relate. That’s what prompted me to release the song properly and go on tour - I want to share my stories because they’re other people’s stories too.”

This tour is the start of a new chapter for Buckingham, who has spent the last couple of years touring with the likes of Kasey Chambers, James Reyne, Jordie Lane and Diesel, writing and performing in the USA and lapping the country three times on sellout tours of her own.

"Gorgeous and moving... with an authenticity that is undeniable" - The Au Review

Bringing her trademark intimate show to Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Lismore, Buckingham will take the stage solo, sharing stories behind the new songs and re-working favourites from her last two albums.

“Winsome songs delivered with empathic delicacy” - Rolling Stone

"Compelling, beautiful... she'll take you on a journey home" - The Music

Hannah Acfield is an exceptional vocalist and songwriter. Described as “a luscious blend of Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell”, Acfield’s vocally powerful and melodically rich songwriting combines the storytelling of folk music and the emotive expression of gospel/soul. Showcasing gorgeous new songs, earmarked for recording for her debut solo album, Acfield will warm your heart and open your soul.

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Thin White Ukes
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Thin White Ukes

Band Room // $15

Art-pop innovators David Bowie and Brian Eno famously joined forces on the hugely influential "Berlin trilogy" of Low, Heroes and Lodger in the late 1970s.

But from the pioneering glam rock of Ziggy Stardust and Roxy Music to their wildly varied outsider experiments of later decades, the two English iconoclasts always maintained a potent creative dialogue.

For the first time, live on stage, acoustic underground renegades The Thin White Ukes and Oblique Strategies will join to pay tribute to these giants of musical invention on instruments that challenge convention while honouring the craft of their respective Heroes.

Just for one day.

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Hayley Marsten
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

Hayley Marsten

Band Room // $10 + BF

Hayley Marsten will launch her hotly anticipated debut album, 'Spectacular Heartbreak' at Wesley Anne on Thursday 7th November, in Northcote!

This is Marsten’s first full length release, after the success of her EP ‘Lonestar’, which debuted at #8 on the ARIA Country Charts and #1 on the AIR charts and spawned 4 singles all reaching top 40 on Country Radio, the last of which went to #1 on the Kix chart.

The album’s lead single ‘Wendy’ has had an amazing response to country and mainstream fans gaining over 150,000 streams on Spotify and being added to radio playlists across the nation, including ABC Country and ABC National, getting played by the likes of Myf Warhurst.

This album is the natural progression of Marsten as an artist, songwriter and young woman. All at once being brutally honest & vulnerable as well as combined the sass and wit she has become known for. Hayley will be joined by local alt-country superstar Katie Bates

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Pat Tierney
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Pat Tierney

Bandroom // $15 + BF Presale

Slide - guitar slinging troubadour Pat Tierney will be hitting the road this October and November around the country to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated new album ‘Red Moon’.

Recorded high on a mountain top amongst the beautiful hinterland of The Sunshine Coast, the new album dives deeply into the earthy folk tones of Bob Dylan and Neil Young whilst shining a brighter light on Pat’s signature slide guitar sound and unique voice.

Produced by roots music maestro Pauli B, the album was recorded over the past 18 months at Yama-Nui Studio and will be the follow up to Tierney’s 2015 debut album, ‘Wild World Blues’. It follows a big 12 months for Pat, who recently embarked on his debut shows in The United States, supported the likes of Aussie rock legend Russell Morris, roots-reggae lords The Beautiful Girls and released the first two singles from the upcoming album to great success with features on Double J, Triple J and the 2019 Surfline film ‘The Art Of Scoring’.

For Pat, the album is a big step forward in maturity and growth as a musician and a person. “I’ve dived pretty deeply into my being to present these songs. It was just time to strip some of those shields and walls away that we all tend to put up. I got to a point where, I knew if I was going to be a genuine, real singer-songwriter with something to say, I had to lay it all out and show more of myself. The recording process really taught me a lot about who I am and where I want to take my music. It’s been a blessing”.

Audiences will be treated to a host of fresh songs including brand new folk-soul number ‘My Sweet Love’ and an array of tunes from the past 7 years including some unique covers. ‘Red Moon’ out September 27th.

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Cam Gilmour
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Cam Gilmour

Band Room // $20

Cam Gilmour is set to perform his debut show "Can’t Complain. Frequently Do." at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Belting out songs on the piano at the legendary Wesley Anne on 19 September, it’s a one night only affair.

Cam’s show brings a light touch and plenty of depth with songs about the everyday things that make life a joy and a misery. It’s dark comedy. Or light drama. Depends on your view really.

This year, his music took him to the Raw Comedy state prelims. Since then, he’s been polishing a full-hour show in any room with a piano. A former drummer for artists like Illy, Joelistics and Behind Crimson Eyes, Cam is thrilled to have the stage all to himself.

With a simple, stripped-back show, he’s backing himself on good writing and a whiz-bang performance.

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Blue Rose
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Rose

Front Bar // Free

Blue Rose is a project inspired by early jazz, playing early ballads, downtempo blues and the occasional more bouncy number. Repertoire is sourced from all over, but the principle remains the same - simple, beautiful and stripped back traditional jazz. The group is led by Oscar Neyland on bass, vocals and arrangements, with Cheryl Durongpisitkul on clarinet, alto saxophone and vocals, Ellie Lamb on trombone and vocals, and Caleb Garfinkel on guitar and vocals.

Youtube // Website

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Story Wise Women
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

Story Wise Women

Band Room // $10-$15

Women's experiences are different, how we see the world, how we are treated in the world, how we make sense of the world are unique and diverse.

Women's stories are not heard as loudly, as often, as seriously or as humourously as they could be.

Women need space and time to tell, to be heard, to listen and connect through sharing our experiences, through our crafted stories. We need to make sense of our lives in a way that brings peace and hope to the events that have shaped us, as we then in turn shape them into a story. We then give this as part gift part message to our audience and know ourselves in a deeper way.

This is an open opportunity eight women to tell a 5 - 8 minute true story - no notes, it happened to you, and for the rest of us to listen. There is no obligation to tell a story, in fact listeners are needed just as much as tellers.

September Theme: Play

Tell us a story about play: playing a trick, a board or a sports game, a scripted story or plain old fashioned child's play. Play with the theme, the story, your listeners or yourself. Loosen up and have some fun, or get hardline about the rules. If you've ever played with kids, been a kid, cheated, or been cheated on, had white line fever, played the game or been played for a fool, been to the theatre or played with yourself, you've got a play story to share.

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Josh Lee Hamilton
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Josh Lee Hamilton

Free // Front bar

Australian singer-songwriter, Josh Lee Hamilton, known for his smooth and captivating sound, endears the listener with honest and heartfelt songs that tell stories of love, struggles, relationships, and faith.

Josh’s diverse palate of musical influences over the years, have all contributed to the crafting of his unique sound and songwriting.

Similarly his music invokes references to a variety of artists such as Ryan Adams , Ben Howard, Gregory Alan Isakov and Vance Joy.

The following review of the single “With the Wind” by Nkechi Anele ( triplej Radio Station ) , well encapsulates the experience with Josh’s music: “Never a disappointment with this artist. Magic. When you first listen to this song you can totally hear that surfer-guitarist vibe come through, but before that thought is complete, those vocals trickle in and give you full body shivers. This is so great!”

Josh’s accolades so far as an independent musician, include being featured on Triple J radio station, winning the 2017 NCEIA Dolphin Awards for “Best Songwriter” and for “Best Alternate/Indie Song”, performing at festivals such as “Splendour in the Grass” and playing support for renowned artists such as Garrett Kato and Caravãna Sun.

On the back of releasing the singles " A Lament", "Here With You" and "With The Wind", Josh will embark on an Australian Spring Tour during September 2019, and is due to release an EP in late 2019.

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Stephen McCulloch
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Stephen McCulloch

Band Room // $20

On the 14th of September, Stephen McCulloch will be Launching his second album ‘Like Sunlight’ at The Wesley Anne. Backed by a stellar band featuring - Ivan Khatchoyan on drums (Cookin on 3 Burners), Joel Smithard on keys (Rebellious Bird), Nic Ryan-Glenie on Trumpet (Vance Joy) Michael Arvanitakis on bass (The Anecdote) and Duncan Schmoll on guitars.

With supports from respected Melbourne singer/songwriters Michael Burrows and Amie Grisold, this will be a night to remember. Like Sunlight is the second album from the Melbourne based artist. It follows his 2015 debut Good Things Take Time which, in 2015 reached #15 on the Australian iTunes Singer/songwriter charts.

McCulloch has seen many different sides of the music industry, from grassroots bar gigs to major festival stages and the glitz and hype of TV talent shows.

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The Sockettes
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Sockettes

Band Room // $7

Melbourne Folk Trio, The Sockettes are joined by silky smooth folk singin' heartbreaker Edward Vanzet for a night of sweet jams.

he Sockettes weave together a wide range of musical influences to deliver a unique sound. from Irish fiddle, mandolin, bass to folk guitar, The Sockettes come together to create a range of warm and engaging song writing.

Storytelling is delivered with mellifluous three-piece harmonies adorned with strings and keys making for a show that is intimate and emotive - not to be missed.

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Jam Jar
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Jam Jar

Front Bar // Free

Jam Jar are a highly energetic Melbourne-based trad jazz band. With influences ranging from the masters, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, to local bands The Red Onion Band and The Hoodangers, they combine the sounds of New Orleans and Melbourne in their upbeat repertoire of original songs and beloved standards.

Their debut, self-titled album is a lighthearted commentary on the apathy and anxieties of modern life and a yearning for a romanticised past, all wrapped up in toe tapping tunes you can’t help but dance to. In their trio form they'll present stripped-back versions of all their favourites.

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The Sounds of Science
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Sounds of Science

Bandroom // $15 // $18

The Sounds of Science is a storytelling night where a group of science lovers take us back to where it all began.

When science folk speak publicly they are normally explaining how our world works, or the results of their research. We very rarely hear about the scientists themselves. What drew them to their career? What gets them out of bed in the morning? What started them on their journey of lifelong discovery? Why does the science matter to them?

‘The Sounds of Science’ is a chance to hear where it all began for them; their origin story. What stoked their interest and passion into a life long adventure in science? Come to the beautiful Wesley Anne, grab a meal and a beverage and hear our guests share their personal stories about science.

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Nir Tsfaty
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Nir Tsfaty

Front Bar // Free

Israeli musician Nir Tsfaty has recently moved to Melbourne, introducing, for the first time to the Australian audience, music from his wide creative work.

Nir has been an active musician for the past decade - composer, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, acting as a solo artist and as a leader of the two Alternative Rock / Pop bands Noria and Bell Always. During this time he has released, together with his bands, three studio albums and played dozens of shows across Israel, including InDnegev Festival and the iconic stage of Barby Tel Aviv.

Nir's music is often minimalist and atmospheric, influenced by British Alternative Rock and Minimalism in classical and electronic music. Nir will play songs from his recent album with Bell Always, 'Daylight Slowly Fades', together with songs from Noria and new, unreleased songs that he has written in Melbourne.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Comedy On High
Sep
10
7:30 AM07:30

Comedy On High

Comedy on High this month at the Wesley Anne is going CSI MIAMI style! 

if you want to get what we mean by that, check out our facebook page Comedy on High, for our monthly satirical episode

Once again we are bringing some of Melbourne’s finest comedians to the massive stage of the Wesley Anne, the chance to see brilliant comics open up on stage with at least ten minutes each, so you actually get a proper taste of what they’re brewing

For September we are bringing you Ben Searle, Paul Sharplin, Rohan Ganju, Alex Ward and our headliner for the evening, Ben Knight. Plus potential special guests from the tele!

Ben Searle is a Melbourne comedian, who performs regularly around town and has been a prominent feature in the melbourne international comedy festival displaying big laughs and hearty-satire on Aussie Culture.

Paul Sharplin, the most senior member of this lineup, but don’t think for a second that with that comes grace, if you’re his junior he wants to let you know that you don’t know nothing if youre gonna try and skate by without his advice on how to skate by properly.

Rohan Ganju, melbourne’s undisputed master of one liners and dry-wit, featured in the RAW comedy national finals in 2015, comedy zone in 2017 and his own solo show in this year’s comedy festival called Ganju dig-it. Featured as well in Comedy Central’s Goccsy’s Classics, Rohan is a sensational act that’ll leave you wanting more.

Alex Ward is another one of melbourne’s premier acts, regularly performing in the city’s best rooms, prominently featured throughout the comedy festival, recently following up on her third solo show, “no flirting” to critical acclaim. She delivers smart takes on awkward situations, being called Australia’s answer to Tina Fey, featured on Audible’s comedy podcast and the ABC’s Tonightly, we’re sure you’re going to love her.

Finally, your headline for the evening will be Ben Knight, a comedian who has performed around Australia in the nation’s biggest rooms and a regularly at the Comic’s Lounge in North Melbourne. Fun and full of energy you may have seen Ben on Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny, on the ABC or in the recently released aussie film The Merge, great that’ll leave us all on a high note for the night.

Get excited cause this isn’t one to miss!

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Organix Trio
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Organix Trio

Free // Front Bar

Organix are a trio featuring Hammond, guitar and drums. The group made its debut last year at Bar 303, playing original music and re-imagining classic Donny Hathaway tracks, as well as Dr. Lonnie Smith and Soulive instrumentals.

Hammond organ – Ollie Rolfe
Guitar – Harry Tinney
Drums – Albert Rolfe

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Joanna Kerr
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Joanna Kerr

Free // Front Bar

Multifaceted, Melbourne based artist Joanna Kerr is a singer, songwriter, educator, and curator. With a keen ear and a penchant for melding her jazz training with pop sensibility, she continually grows her original sound and repertoire. Here she explores her voice with phenomenal guitarist Curtis Reardon at her side.

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Maddison Carter Trio
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Maddison Carter Trio

Free // Front Bar

Born out of an affinity to each others’ playing, the Maddison Carter Trio expands on the relationship of this long-standing rhythm section, delving into tight-knit grooves , microtiming, polytempi, and an improvisatory playfulness. Theo Carbo (guitar), Isaac Gunnoo (bass), Maddison Carter (drums).

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Adrian Whyte
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Adrian Whyte

Free // Front Bar

Adrian Whyte takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for!

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Andy Nelson
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Andy Nelson

Free // Front Bar

Andy Nelson is a Singer Songwriter from Central West NSW. With a mesmerising voice he writes and sings songs full of heart.

Within the few years he's has been involved in the music scene Andy has quickly become a well-respected musician and festival favourite. I

n September he will bring his solo performance, and debut album "Man on The Mountain" to the Wesley Anne.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Moulin Beige // Pick of the Fringe
Sep
3
7:30 PM19:30

Moulin Beige // Pick of the Fringe

Band Room // $20 conc // $30 Full Price // $40 DInner and show

Pick of the Fringe Moulin Beige features this town’s most extraordinary and outstanding comedians giving us a sneak peak of their up and coming Melbourne Fringe Shows.

‘It’s a treat of a night, especially where the level of talent is concerned’ – Australian Stage

PO PO MO CO - FLUTTER AND FLOUNCE

Bodies are on the line as these serious idiots dive deep into the saturated emotions of animals, plants and minerals.
 

THE TRAVELLING SISTERS - THY, THUS, TWAS

Strap in as the Sisters take you on a ride into the lives of three blokes with mullets from Dalby.
 

ANNIE LOUEY - DON’T LOOK AT ME

An introvert who loves the limelight. A burns survivor whose favourite smell is a wood log fire.
 

MELISSA McGLENSEY - THE BRIEFING

A satire of Trump's former White House Press Secretary and one of America’s most accomplished truth-twisters.
 

YVONNE MARTIN - BRICK

Join this London actress on her darkly comic quest looking back in order to move forward.
 

ANNA PIPER SCOTT - QUEER AND PRESENT DANGER

Debunking trans myths, the blunt truths about queer life and how to go through puberty two separate times.

‘The queen of snark’ – Gutter Culture
 

SEL JENKINS - BOOBS

This tale of mammary proportions follows one woman and her two boobs through a literal hurricane of life changing events.

‘Tour de force’ – Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner
 

VICTORIA BEAVOIR & ROGER SEAHORSE - THE PAGEANT

A children’s beauty pageant that is most definitely not for children.
 

THE PUPPETSMITHERY - PUPPET JAM

An irreverent showcase of comedic sketches in a cabaret style PUPPET JAM!

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Nathan Power Single Launch
Sep
1
3:00 PM15:00

Nathan Power Single Launch

Band Room // $10

“Borrows inspiration from folk, blues and country...”–Beat Magazine

”Laid back tales of an old soul with a guitar. Really delightfullistening...”– Nkechi Anele (Triple J)

Nathan Power had a wild childhood, growing up in Yemen, Kenyaand Pakistan. He almost got expelled from boarding school forbrewing his own dandelion wine in his wardrobe. His family had twopet baboons and a golden eagle. It was all very wild.There are no animals on Nathan’s debut EP ‘We Were Wild’. Instead,these songs use folk guitar, mandolin and cello to focus on a differentkind of wildness–the kind that lives in wandering hearts caged inbad relationships and salaried desk jobs.People can clearly relate. In 2017, Nathan sold out the launch of hisdebut single ‘Solstice’, which was played across PBS, 3RRR andTriple J. 2018 carried on the momentum with over 50 shows, twonational tours and slots at a slew of festivals including MarysvilleJazz and Blues, Djerriwarrh Festival, Nimbin Roots Festival andBenalla’s Wall to Wall Festival.2019 kicks off with a national tour around the release of new single‘Sparrow Song’ and shows at Yackandandah Folk Festival, PAVEFestival and Frankston Waterfront Festival.

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The Dreggs
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

The Dreggs

Band Room // $15 + BF

Celebrating the release of their upcoming single, You and Me, The Dreggs embark on their ‘You and Me’ Tour, travelling from their home in Sunny Coast to NSW and VIC and WA.

After a successful 2018, with the release of their Seas Embrace EP and 2019 releases, 'Gold' and 'Just for One Night', as well as shows along the East Coast and spots at a few major festivals.

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Huanchacho
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Huanchacho

Band Room // $5

Join Huanchaco for a very special event in celebrating the release of up coming single - A Marcha!!! Huanchacois so very grateful so share this event with some amazing artists. Bryon Triandafyllidis Trio -

Emotional and evocative music based on traditions of Greece, the Balkans, the mediterranean and beyond.

DJ Twins - Latin Beats spun into the night Yoram Symons - Weaving words of wisdom!

And a very very special cameo performance by The Voices Unbound Choir!!!!

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Viper's Swing Dream Team
Aug
30
6:00 AM06:00

Viper's Swing Dream Team

Front Bar // Free

Viper's Dream Swing Team come together to celebrate the few recordings that Django Reinhardt and Larry Adler joined forces on in 1938.

Chris Maunders (chromatic harmonica) and Nic Ryan-Glenie (trumpet) duck and weave around melodies of the Manouche idiom, backed by a rock solid rhythm section.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Aug
28
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Mezz Coleman Piano
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Mezz Coleman Piano

Band Room // Free

Singer-songwriter Mezz Coleman has always been drawn to the beautiful story telling found in folk music, the melodic and harmonic complexity used in jazz, and the accessibility of a great pop song.

Over the past 12 months Mezz has been hiding away and writing new music that sits somewhere between these genres.

Join Mezz each Monday night in August at the Wesley Anne as she goes solo and takes to the grand piano to showcase her new material.

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Providence & Không Nói Quartet
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Providence & Không Nói Quartet

Band Room // $10

1st set:

Không Nói Quartet Formed by vocalist and Dan Tranh player Maggie Mai, the Không Nói Quartet blurs the lines between old and new by adding a contemporary personality to the traditional folk music of Vietnam. They hope that their music will be a thought provoking and deeply authentic experience that is not constrained by the borders of genre, rather, is given life by the act of bringing together sounds and stories from different parts of our world. Cello/ Looping: Ceridwen McCooey Trombone: Callum Mintzis Piano: Jobey Joh Vocals/ Dan Tranh: Maggie Mai

2nd set:

Providence Providence is a new quintet formed by Canberra born Melbourne based saxophonist Angus Davison. The band performs primarily original material with a focus on interplay and melody. The unconventional front line of two saxophones allows for a homogeneous sound rarely featured outside a larger ensemble. Expect beautiful new music as well as tender explorations of beloved classics. Alto saxophone: Thomas Colemanbell Tenor saxophone: Angus Davison Piano: Jake Amy Bass: Blakely Mclean Davies Drums: Albert Rolfe

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